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January 7, 2017

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Google Maps Changing U. Ages 8-10. An informative class specially designed for mothers and their daughters that focuses on communication while learning about hygiene, self-care and basic menstruation. Taught by educators from "The Rites of Passage". 9am-12:30pm. $90 mother/daughter pair ($125 for mother/2 daughters). Sugar Happy Bakery and Coffee, 14204 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. 480-596-3354 or sugarhappyaz.com

Google Maps Cinderella (Wed-Sun through Jan 22). The classic story of true love, and a glass slipper, performed with elegant hand puppets. 10am Wed-Sat, 2pm Sat-Sun. $10 adults, $7 ages 12 & under. Reservations recommended. Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W Latham St. 602-262-2050 or azpuppets.org

Google Maps CitySkate Ice Rink (through Jan 8). All ages. Frozen rink, holiday lights, music and hot chocolate. 11:30am-1:30pm and 5-11pm Mon-Fri; 3-11pm Sat-Sun; closes 6pm Sat Dec 24; 5-11pm Sun Dec 25. $15/person (includes skate rental). CityScape Phoenix, between First Avenue and First Street, between Washington and Jefferson Streets. 602-772-3900 or cityskatephx.com

Google Maps Discount Tire Free Family Weekend. All ages. Free access to the Phoenix Art Museum on the second weekend of each month. Activities include educational programming, scavenger hunts, live performances, storytime and more. 10am-5pm Sat and Noon-5pm Sun. Free. Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix 602-257-1880 or phxart.org

Google Maps Doc Holliday By Wyatt Earp (Sat Jan 7). Meet the man, not the myth of the West's most infamous dentist and his journey. This is the story Holliday didn't tell, performed by Wyatt Earp, great-grandnephew of THE Wyatt Earp. 7:30pm. $25. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E Pecos Rd, Gilbert. 480-279-7194 or higleycenter.org

Google Maps Entrance Exam. Eighth-grade girls will take the High School Placement Test (HSPT), the testing vehicle for all Diocese of Phoenix high schools. 7:30-11:30am. $50 exam fee. Register online. Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N 5th St, Phoenix. xcp.org

Google Maps Etiquette Classes. Ages 9-12. Etiquette expert SueAnn Brown teaches a four-week course with lessons in social etiquette, self-control and integrity. Topics include handshaking, eye contact and avoiding rude behavior. 1-3pm today and Jan 14, 21 and 28. $225 per student. Call to register. St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, 10755 N. 124 St, Scottsdale. 480-510-6346 or itsallaboutetiquette.com

Google Maps Gathering of the Gunfighters (Sat-Sun Jan 7-8). Southwest Ghostriders, Arizona Ghostriders, Pistols & Petticoats and the WesTroupe acting groups compete for prizes by performing skits set in the time period between 1876 to 1909. Event also features food, beverages and Western-apparel vendors. 9am-5pm. $8; $3 for ages 7-13, free for ages 6 and younger. Yuma Territorial Prison State Park, 1 Prison Hill Road, Yuma. 928-783-4771 or gatheringofthegunfighters.com

RAK Event Of The Day

Google Maps Glendale Glitters Holiday Lights (through Jan 7). The glittering magic of Glendale Glitters Holiday Light Display remains lit nightly. 5-11pm. Free. Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th & Glendale Aves, Glendale. 623-930-2299 or glendaleaz.com/events.

Google Maps Glitter & Glow Block Party. All ages. Soak in the last of the holiday season with dozens of tethered hot air balloons, live entertainment and vendors. 6-10pm. Free. Murphy Park, Glendale and 58th avenues. 623-930-2299 or glendaleaz.com/events

Google Maps Lights of the World Lantern Festival (through Jan 29). A magical world of light and cultural entertainment. Explore more than 75 stunning displays of global cultural and cuisine. 5-10pm Mon-Thur, 5-11pm Fri, 3-11pm Sat-Sun. $24; $14.99 ages 3-12. $10 parking (cash only). Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Rd, Chandler AZ. 480-502-5600 or rawhide.com

Google Maps London Bridge Renaissance Faire (Fri-Sun Jan 6-8). Stage & street performers in period costumes, arts & craft vendors, demonstrations, Faerie Garden, food and more. 10am-8pm Fri-Sat, 10am-4pm. $13 ages 13 & up (discounts if purchased in advance) Children $5-single day or weekend.4 and under free. Windsor Beach, Site 4, Lake Havasu State Park, Lake Havasu City. 928-846-7093 or londonbridgerenfaire.com

Google Maps ONGOING: Alien Worlds and Androids (through Jan 16). Join scientists in their search for alien life in and beyond our solar system. The exhibit brings guests face to face with worlds far beyond their own, and introduces the technology that takes them there. 10am-5pm. $6 ($4 members); does not include general admission. Sybil B Harrington Galleries, Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix 602-716-2000 or azscience.org

Google Maps ONGOING: It's a Dog's Life (through Jan 22). Art and hands-on activities explore the lives and social impact of domestic dogs and their cousins: wolves, foxes and dingoes. 9am-4pm Tues-Sat, noon-4pm Sun. Free with admission: $8 for ages 1 and older (free to members). i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W Pepper Place, Mesa. 480-644-2467 or ideamuseum.org

Google Maps ONGOING: It's Your Turn: A Home Studio (through March 19). Explore Native American culture in the Southwest and expand on your learning with a hands-on activity that you can take back ago your own home! 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun. $18; $13.50 for seniors (ages 65 and older), $7.50 for ages 6-17, free for children 5 and younger. Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix. 602-252-8848 or heard.org

Google Maps STEM Saturdays. Ages 5-12. Science bases activities for children interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 10am-1pm. Free. Tumbleweed Recreation Center, 745 E Germann Rd, Chandler. 480-782-2912 or chandleraz.gov/tumbleweed

Google Maps Storytime in Artville. 11am. Free with admission: $8 ages 1 & up (free to members). idea Museum, 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa. 480-644-2468 or ideamuseum.org

Google Maps The Lion King, Jr. (Fri-Sun Jan 6-15). The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, and the other unforgettable characters from Disney's The Lion King. Presented by Christian Youth Theater of Phoenix. 7pm Fri, 1 and 4pm Sat, 2pm Sun. $15. Mesa Arts Center (Nesbitt/Elliot Playhouse), 1 E Main St, Mesa. 480-644-6500 or mesaartscenter.com

Google Maps The Polar Express (Fri-Sat Jan 6-7). Magical train ride based on the Chris Van Allsburg classic. 5:30pm train departs. $37 adults, $23 ages 2-15; packages also available for meals and hotel stay. Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams. 800-the-train or thetrain.com/polarexpress

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Google Maps Winter Water Safety Day and Polar Plunge. All ages. Take a brisk swim in 40-degree water, learn about water safety and enjoy a free breakfast. 8am. Free. Sunrise Pool, 21321 N 86th Dr, Peoria. peoriaaz.gov/aquatics

Google Maps ZooLights (now through Jan 15). The Phoenix Zoo celebrates 25 years of this bright holiday tradition. Enjoy millions of lights, holiday trees and lakeside music-in-motion shows. 5:30-10:30pm. $12.95-$19.95 (member discounts available), ages 2 & under free. The Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. 602-914-4333 or phoenixzoo.org

Google Maps Zoppe - An Italian Family Circus (Tues-Sun Dec 27-Jan 8). Old-world Italian traditional circus performed in one ring. Call for times. $15-$40. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave, Chandler. 480-782-2680 or chandlercenter.org

data updated wed jan 18, 2017 @ 02:00 am

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